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I’m Going on a Picnic…

…and I’m bringing…Thin Mint brownies!

thin mint brownies chocolate dessert

I had the most lovely weekend. It was just perfect weather in DC. I spent so much time outside enjoying my awesome city. I saw so many wonderful people. I ate well. I ran. I danced. I drank. I baked these Thin Mint brownies and brought them to a fun picnic. What doesn’t sound good about this weekend? Seriously, I’m a happy girl right now.

I whipped these brownies up pretty quickly right before a birthday party picnic on Saturday. Actually, I took them right out of the oven to right out the door. By the time we reached out picnic site, they had cooled and turned out to be a fantastic dessert for our party in Rock Creek Park. Simple with a little Girl Scout surprise on the bottom! (Oh, and they went just perfectly with proseco and Italian soda served under the table in plastic cups!)

thin mint brownies chocolate dessert

Thin Mint Brownies

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 6 oz semisweet baking chocolate
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  1. Heat oven to 325º and spray the bottom of an 8″x8″ pan with nonstick spray.
  2. Line the bottom of the pan with Thin Mint cookies.
  3. Microwave the butter and chocolate in a bowl for 1 minute, stir, heat for 30 seconds longer and stir until the chocolate is completely melted.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the sugar and chocolate until completely combined using a spatula. Add the vanilla and eggs, and combine.
  5. In a small mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cocoa powder. Add flour mixture to the chocolate mixture and stir until completely combined.
  6. Spread the brownie batter evenly over the cookies.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes.

thin mint brownies chocolate dessert

I know, I know. These look just like normal brownies…until you turn them over!

thin mint brownies chocolate dessert

What did you do this weekend? Does anything sweet stick out as your favorite moment?

Nutella Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

Hello friends. I’ve been missing blogging terribly. Life just gets in the way sometimes. I know we all feel that every once in a while. I don’t have time to tell a long story now, but boy I wish I could. But even posting this is indulgent enough for me. How about you? What have you done recently to feed your soul and add a little oomph to your life? How about making some decadent brownies? I started with my basic brownie recipe here…but then added a cheesecake element and then why not throw in some nutella too? Sometimes we just need a little indulgence….

 

Nutella Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

Cream Cheese Topping

  • 4 oz Philly Cream Cheese
  • 2 tbs softened butter
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbs flour
  • 1/4 cup Nutella

Brownie Batter

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 6 oz semisweet baking chocolate
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup hot cocoa powder mix (I didn’t have regular cocoa powder and this worked just fine)
  • Mini chocolate chips (as many as you want!)
  1. Heat oven to 350º and spray an 8′x8′ baking pan with nonstick spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix all the cream cheese topping ingredients together. Set aside.
  3. Microwave the butter and chocolate squares in a bowl for 1 minute, stir, heat for 30 seconds longer and stir until the chocolate is completely melted.
  4. In a mixing bowl, mix together the sugar and chocolate until completely combined. Add the vanilla and eggs.
  5. In a small mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cocoa powder. Add flour mixture to the chocolate mixture and stir until completely combined.
  6. Mix in the walnuts.
  7. Spread evenly into an 8′x8′ baking pan. Bake for 40 minutes.

Be back soon in full force I promise!!

Fudgy Brownies

want to make some brownies? Yeah, of course you do. here’s a simple recipe that yields a fudgy, nutty brownie…oh so wonderful. I made these for my co-workers that had to go to a meeting on a Sunday night (!). Seriously, after work on a Sunday night you’ll need a brownie like this. To make them, you’ll need:

  • 1 stick of unsalted butter
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2/3 chopped pecans

Melt chocolate and butter in a double broiler.

Remove from heat. Add sugar and vanilla.

Stir in eggs one at a time.

In small batches, mix in flour and salt.

Stir in pecans.

Pour into an 8″x8″ pan. Someone suggested that I line it with parchment paper, but I actually don’t recommend this…it didn’t turn out so well for me.

Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes.

Dig in! Sooo gooey and chocolately!